Pierz records fall at CMC Conference meet

By Tyler Ohmann

Sports Editor

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Two Pierz track and field athletes earned their names on the walls of Pierz Healy High as track and field record holders.

Pioneers junior Beth-el Algarin (discus) and senior Nathan Poster (pole vault) broke into the record books at the Central Minnesota Conference (CMC) meet in Holdingford, Tuesday.

Algarin’s record-setting discus toss of 125-06 also earned her a conference title. She also won the shot put with a throw of 41-02. She already holds the record for the shot put at 42-06, which she set at sections a year ago.

Poster’s vault of 12-06 broke the previous record held by Shane Gall. He was a third place finisher in the vault.

The Pierz girls finished in second place as a team. One other event took first place and that was the 4×200 relay in a time of 1:50.20.

Chelsie Kurtz had a pair of runner-up finishes in the 100 meter dash and the high jump. Leah Fuhrman was second in the 200 meters, while Taryn Becker took second in the 100 hurdle finals.

Pierz’ boys were led by Colton Kasper’s runner-up finish in the 800 meters. Alex Gross also had a runner-up finish in the triple jump.

Holdingford’s boys team won the meet.

Senior Blake Patrick was the top finisher in the 100, 200 and the long jump. Lucas Ryan won the 800 and 1600 meters for the Huskers. Drew Dockendorf cleared 14-06 to win the pole vault. Joe Meier won the shot put and Caeleb Johnson won the discus to round out the individual dominance by the Huskers.

Both the 4×100 and 4×200 relay teams won as well for Holdingford.

The Huskers girls team finished fifth, despite top finishes from Jo Merten (800 meters), Jordyn Patrick (300 hurdles) and the 4×400 relay team.

Sub-sections will be hosted by Albany, Tuesday at 3:30 p.m.